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ONEIDA COUNTY: McNamara to run for district attorney (Observer-Dispatch)
Acting Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara officially has announced he will run for that position in a November special election. McNamara, a Democrat, made the announcement Saturday night at a fundraiser/kickoff event at the Kelley Phillips American Legion Post No. 569 in Oriskany Falls.
OOPSIE: Lawyer for drunk driver faces DUI count (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorney Rick Petry can really empathize with his client. Police arrested the lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up Patrick DePula -- who had been arrested for the same offense.
Lawyer Gets DUI Helping Client (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
First the client got busted for drunken driving. Then his lawyer did too.
Karate teacher's attorney speaks out about charges (KVBC Las Vegas)
A local karate instructor is under arrest, accused of sexually assaulting a little girl, but his attorney says the charges are simply not true. Police say Wayne Lacno molested his girlfriend's 13 year old daughter, but he claims he did nothing wrong.
Attorney General asked Chancellor for Grant Aid for Victims' Group during Probe (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
The state prosecutor's office was investigating Alabama's two-year college system when Attorney General Troy King last year asked then-Chancellor Roy Johnson for help in obtaining grant money for a victims' advocacy group.
Lawyer For Drunk Driver Faces DUI Charge (Bayinsider)
MADISON, Wis. -- First the client got busted for drunken driving -- then the lawyer. Police in Madison, Wis., arrested attorney Rick Petri after he went to pick up a client who had been charged with drunken driving.
Cops Nab Client, Then Lawyer, With DUI Charge (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
First the client got busted for drunken driving -- then the lawyer.
Labor & Employment Law Attorney Jo Bennett To Discuss ''Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements'' at Philadelphia ... (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
WAYNE, Pa.----Veteran labor and employment law attorney Jo Bennett will discuss "Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements" at the next meeting of the Philadelphia Area Regional ExecuNet, Wednesday, February 7th at the Gregg Conference Center at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Lawyer charged: arrived intoxicated at Wis. police station to get DWI client (CNews)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Lawyer Rick Petry can really empathize with his client. Police arrested the lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up Patrick DePula - who had been arrested for the same offence.
Lawyer says patrolman can't recall final seconds (The Salem News)
BEVERLY - Patrolman Stuart Merry has no memory of the final seconds before his police cruiser smashed into a parked car and killed a woman, according to his lawyer.
Hopi may head U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona (KTVK Phoenix)
Arizona District U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton is set to step down Thursday, and a historic precedent may very well follow. Earlier this month, Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl recommended Diane J. Humetewa to replace Charlton, who served as top prosecutor for a little more than five years.
Lawyer accused of DUI while picking up client facing DUI charge (The Arizona Republic)
MADISON, Wis. - Attorney Rick Petry can really empathize with his client. Police arrested the lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up Patrick DePula - who had been arrested for the same offense.
Lawyer's plea (Townsville Bulletin)
THE lawyer for the police officer at the centre of the Palm Island death in custody case has urged the State Government not to rush prosecution proceedings.
The Superstar’s lawyer  can be your lawyer too (The Manila Times)
Fans of superstar Nora Aunor can sleep soundly at night largely because of the work of a lady lawyer named Lourdes Santos Tancinco.
Drunken lawyer defends drunken driver (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - First the client got busted for drunken driving -- then the lawyer. Police in Madison, Wisconsin, arrested attorney Rick Petri after he went to pick up a client who had been charged with drunken driving.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Lawyer busted for drunken driving while picking up drunken driver (Gazette Extra Sports)
MADISON, Wis. - Police arrested a Madison lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense.
Macon Attorney Running for Mayor (WMGT Macon)
Macon Attorney Robert Reichert announced today he is running for Mayor of Macon.
Lawyer busted on DUI charge, same as client (Boston Herald)
MADISON, Wis. - Attorney Rick Petry can really empathize with his client. Police arrested the lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up Patrick DePula - who had been arrested...
Lawyer For Drunk Driver Faces DUI Charge (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
First the client got busted for drunken driving -- then the lawyer.
Attorney General Warns About Scam Involving Counterfeit Checks (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
The attorney general's office is warning Vermonters to be wary of a scam that involves counterfeit checks.
Attorney Recommends Manslaughter Charge For Brandy (ContactMusic)
LATEST: The Los Angeles City Attorney is recommending R+B star BRANDY is charged with misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter for her part in a December (
Conway Seeking Attorney General Post (The Louisville Channel)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville attorney Jack Conway said Monday he will enter the race for Kentucky's Attorney General. The office will be vacant because of current Attorney General Greg Stumbo's decision to run for lieutenant governor on the ticket with Bruce Lunsford.
Companies agree to adware suit settlement with NY attorney general (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Priceline.com Inc., Travelocity.com and Cingular Wireless LLC have agreed to change the way they advertise on the Internet in settlements announced by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office Monday.
Attorney Recommends Manslaughter Charge for Brandy (Hollywood.com)
The Los Angeles City Attorney is recommending R&B star Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for her part in a December freeway pile-up, which left one woman dead.
Gary reups deal with indicted attorney (Post-Tribune)
GARY -- Indicted attorney Willie Harris, who faces federal fraud and conspiracy charges, has been given another year of work at Gary City Hall. The Board of Works and Public Safety approved a contract with Harris this week in which the city agreed to pay him no more than $20,000 for legal assistance in 2007.
Companies Settle Adware Charges with N.Y. Attorney General (GigaLaw.com)
Priceline.com Inc., Travelocity.com Inc. and Cingular Wireless LLC agreed to pay a total of $100,000 to end a probe by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo of secretly installed "adware" to promote products and services.
Local attorney to lead litigation team (Charlotte Business Journal)
Hunton & Williams has named Charlotte attorney Frank Emory Jr. as the head of its 300-lawyer litigation department.
Did Augusta-Richmond County's Attorney Violate Code Of Ethics? (NBC 26 News Augusta)
Could Augusta-Richmond County's Attorney have violated a Georgia Bar Association Rule? We have a copy of the land deed in the story.
Attorney Recommends Manslaughter Charge For Brandy (Teen Hollywood)
Latest: The Los Angeles City Attorney is recommending R&B star Brandy is charged with misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter for her part in a December (2006) freeway pile-up, which left one woman dead.
Hicks deteriorating, says lawyer (News Interactive)
ACCUSED terrorist David Hicks is in poor shape and showing signs of mental deterioration, his Australian lawyer says.
Cross-dressing lawyer charged (TVNZ)
The high profile lawyer Dr Rob Moodie is facing a charge of contempt of court on Tuesday. The action is being taken against Moodie for allegedly publishing a suppressed army engineering report.
Hicks in poor shape: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
David Hicks is showing all the signs of someone who has been kept in isolation for a long time, his Australian lawyer says.
Watada Lawyer: Government To Drop Two Charges (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
HONOLULU -- The U.S. government has agreed to drop charges carrying a maximum two years imprisonment against First Lieutenant Ehren Watada. That's according to Watada's lawyer, Eric Seitz. The Hawaii-native called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy last June.
Honolulu Blue: Internet Predator Pays for 14-Year-Old Boy to Fly From Detroit to Hawaii Says Michigan Attorney General ... (RedNova)
To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Rusty Hills or Matt Frendewey of the Michigan Attorney General, +1-517-373-8060 LANSING, Mich., Jan.
Former National Park Service Ranger Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography, Reports U.S. Attorney (RedNova)
To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Samantha Martin of U.S. Attorney, +1-617-748-3139 BOSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former Park Ranger from Salem was sentenced today in federal court for receiving child pornography. United States Attorney Michael J.
Lawyer in drugs won’t testify in ‘03 explosions (Mindanao Times)
By Romeo R. Braceros Jr. THE LAWYER of the Philippine Attorney’s Office tagged in illegal drugs said yesterday he was not inclined to testify in the 2003 explosions even if the Department of Justice assured him of security and travel expenses.
Hardy's Attorney Wants Reduced Sentence (WNEP 16 Pennsylvania)
An attorney for the woman who stole from Make a Wish in Luzerne County wants her sentenced reduced.
Lawyers Call For Assistant U.S. Attorney to Admit to Alcohol Abuse (First Coast News)
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL -- More time. That’s what the attorney representing Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gallagher asked a judge for Monday. He wanted more time to prepare for the criminal trial against his client.
'Dr. Phil' lawyer responds to suit over Natalee Holloway segment (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
The lawyer for the "Dr. Phil" show says two brothers who filed a defamation suit over a segment about their roles as former suspects in the Natalee Holloway case should ...
While Retrieving Drunken Client, Lawyer Is Busted for Drunken Driving (Law.com)
Police arrested a Wisconsin lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense. Attorney Rick Petri said he had had some drinks before police phoned him at home at about 2 a.m. to get his client. When Petri arrived at the police station, he was given a preliminary breath test. Said Petri: "I did not think I was intoxicated, and I ...
'Dr. Phil' lawyer responds to suit over Natalee Holloway segment (CBS 47 Fresno)
The lawyer for the "Dr. Phil" show says two brothers who filed a defamation suit over a segment about their roles as former suspects in the Natalee Holloway case should ...
New hearing granted to man who pleaded without attorney (The Palm Beach Post)
A man who claims his rights were violated because he was not advised of his right to an attorney before he pleaded no contest to a traffic judge should get a new hearing, the 4th District Court of Appeal has decided.
Potential conflict forces lawyer off suit (The Trenton Times)
TRENTON -- In an odd twist, a lawyer representing two brothers whose mother was bludgeoned to death by their father has agreed to withdraw from the case after becoming a potential witness.
'Dr. Phil' lawyer responds to suit over Natalee Holloway segment (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The lawyer for the "Dr. Phil" show says two brothers who filed a defamation suit over a segment about their roles as former suspects in the Natalee Holloway case should not be entitled to punitive damages.
9-year-old in custody battle handed over to lawyer (NZCity)
30 January 2007 A nine year old girl at the centre of a tug-of-love custody battle has been handed over to a Family Court lawyer. Police were seeking the girl's mother over the weekend after she failed to return her to her father.
Lawyer says Hicks chained to cell floor (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The Australian lawyer for Guantanamo detainee David Hicks says his client is chained to the floor of his cell and has not seen sunlight for months.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Lawyer says Hicks chained to cell floor (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Australian lawyer for Guantanamo detainee David Hicks says his client is chained to the floor of his cell and has not seen sunlight for months.
County attorney offers free criminology class (Tucson Citizen)
To find out what a criminal goes through, enroll in the Pima County Attorney's Office Community Prosecutors Academy.